GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) – A man has been sentenced to 72 years in prison after he was convicted of attempted murder and assaulting police.

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office says 23-year-old Maksim Khamov was sentenced Tuesday.

He was accused of trying to run over Arvada police officers on Jan. 4, 2014. The officers were investigating a report that someone in Khamov’s car had fired a gun at another car after an argument in a bar parking lot.

Officers fired on Khamov’s car and then pursued it, but they ended the chase after it reached 100 mph.

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Police said when they located the car later, they arrested Khamov and found his companion, 23-year-old Igor Skorev, dead from gunshot wounds.

Khamov was also convicted of vehicular eluding and a weapons charge.

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